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nander
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PostSubject: eye fungus?   eye fungus? Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 2:24 pm

My frontosia has white stuff on one of his eyes. Is this a fungus and how do I treat it?
Thanks for any help! Here's a picture.

https://plus.google.com/photos/117242571385899685902/albums/5732823553727548177

Thanks,
Nancy A.
Terrell, TX
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PostSubject: Re: eye fungus?   eye fungus? Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 2:45 pm

salt treatment. give details of your tank size, other inhabitants of the tank and other notable specs of the tank. Then we can figure out the proper dosage and treatment plan.
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PostSubject: Re: eye fungus?   eye fungus? Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 2:46 pm

it doesnt look like pop-eye thankfully.
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PostSubject: Re: eye fungus?   eye fungus? Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 3:24 pm

I have a 125gal tank with other cichlids - 3 peacocks, 3 clown loaches, 1 pleco and 1 other frontosia. I did a 1/3 water change on April 7th. The ph is 7.2. This appeared on his eye suddenly yesterday. It is white. The other fish appear to be fine. I have had all of these fish for 6 years.
Thanks for your help.

Nancy A.
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PostSubject: Re: eye fungus?   eye fungus? Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 5:05 pm

while using salt an effective medication for fungal infections which usually clears it up in a few days. however, it is a good thing i asked about the other inhabitants!

most african cichlids can tolerate high salt levels better than most other fish. However clown loaches do not tolerate elevated salt levels well.

looks like youll have to isolate the infected fish in a hospital tank or dose the tank with a store bought fungal medication (which is something i would be loathe to do)
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PostSubject: Re: eye fungus?   eye fungus? Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 5:20 pm

if you do opt for the hospital tank. get yourself a 10+gallon rubbermaid dedicated to your fish tank [if youve used an existing rubbermaid tub for storing yard tools, junk, or used it wash your car, dont bother using it, get a new one]

hopefully youve got a spare HOB filter lying around where or an power head or whatever. anything to agitate and circulate the water so your fish wont suffocate.

now that youve got your rubbermaid tub filled up with old tank water, begin by adding a table spoon of salt near the pump or filter so the salt dissolves and spreads evenly throughout. dose the tank no more than 4tablespoons spread out among 2days. let him marinate in that for a few days then start removing water a couple gallons at a time daily and replacing it with fresh treated water. after a week or so he should be fine. do a large water change on your main tank (about 50%) and reintroduce him.

if youve got to buy equipment a new rubbermaid and a cheap HOB filter should only cost you 15-20$

oh ye, i dont use salt that has anti-caking stuff in it.
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PostSubject: Re: eye fungus?   eye fungus? Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 7:53 pm

Thanks for the info. I do have a 30 gal rubbermaid trashcan I use exclusively for water changes and a spare filter. I'll get it setup and do as you suggest. Thanks again!

Nancy A.
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PostSubject: Re: eye fungus?   eye fungus? Icon_minitime4/18/2012, 11:34 pm

luckyguy gets 30gals all to himself. hopefully he'll feel nice and secure in a dark big container to relax and recover
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